Imelda Turnock MBACP

Imelda Turnock MBACP

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About me

Would you like to talk about anything that is troubling you, without pressure and the fear of being judged? Don't suffer in silence. I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings and we can work together to help you find a positive result.

Choosing a counsellor can be difficult which is why I offer a reduced rate first session so you can come and find out if you think counselling is for you and if we can work together.

I run a private practice in central Guildford where I offer a calm environment for you to explore issues or problems which may be troubling you. I am passionate about the benefits of counselling having witnessed them on so many occasions.

Life can be very hard at times and taking time out to talk to someone who is respectful, non-judgemental and listens emphatically can help you to reflect upon and gain insight into your unique life experiences. An understanding of our dilemmas, emotions and experiences can help us to make sense of them and move forward.

I mainly work humanistically which means that the central aim of my counselling practice is not about telling you what to do but promoting empowerment through the development of a trusting relationship where you can feel safe to get in touch with emotions and inner feelings.

I have counselling experience in many areas including addictions, depression, bipolar disorder / manic depression, anxiety, stress, identity issues, anger management, low self -esteem, abuse, relationship issues, emotional issues, post natal depression, panic disorder family issues, Asperger's / Autism, sexuality and self-harm.

If you are a counselling student looking for therapy as part of your course, feel free to call for an informal talk as I see many clients throughout their training.

As well as running a private practice, I manage the counselling service at YMCA Guildford, a service for young people. I have also been a Trustee for a counselling organisation in Woking, counselled students at Portsmouth University and worked as an addictions Counsellor and Group facilitator at SAdAS (Southern Addictions Advisory Service, now Catalyst).

I also Clinically Supervise other Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

My practice is under a mile from Guildford town centre, train station and Surrey University and close to the A3. Free 2 hour parking is available.

I offer:

  • Professional assessment
  • Short term counselling
  • Long term psychotherapy
  • Face to face therapy
  • Email (asynchronous counselling)
  • Instant messaging (synchronous counselling)
  • Skype (or similar)
  • Telephone support

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA (Commendation) Integrative Humanistic Counselling, Greenwich University

NCFE Levels 1,2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory

OCST 2 Online Counselling Skills Certificate (with Credit)

Further Training
Working with Attachment                  
Working with Sexual Abuse
LGBT Awareness         
Cognitive Behaviour Tharapy          
Transactional Analysis                      
Motivational Interviewing
Solution Focused Therapy
Maintaining Behaviour Change
Group Work Skills
SMART Group Facilitation
Safer Injecting
Legal Highs

I am experienced in both short term counselling work and long term psychotherapy. I have worked with clients with a wide and diverse range of issues from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

As well as the above, I have a particular interest in and extensive knowledge of Aspergers (ASD) and Bipolar Disorder. I am also a trained and experienced Addictions Counsellor.


Initial Session £20

Following Sessions £45

Concessions available for students and those in genuine hardship.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Association of Independent Practitioners (AIP).

I have professional insurance and an enhanced DBS check.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime & evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme